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Greenport Shellabration

Greenport Shellabration

October 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Greenport Shellabration Stroll through the Village of Greenport on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 from noon until 4:00 pm and treat yourself to delicious local shellfish, wine, and beer! Wristbands are being sold as a fundraiser for the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program, entitling wearers to a raw bar tasting of clams and […]

Northport’s Great Cow Harbor Weekend

Northport’s Great Cow Harbor Weekend

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

As summer draws close to its end, Northport residents and visitors take to the streets, the park, and the harbor to celebrate Great Cow Harbor Weekend. The annual Cow Harbor 10K Run for charity takes place Saturday, September 16. Hordes of runners compete for cash prizes starting at 8:30 am as even more spectators root […]

Fire Island Dance Festival

Fire Island Dance Festival

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

With the Great South Bay serving as the most beautiful of backgrounds, the annual Fire Island Dance Festival is an amazing boating destination. This year’s festival, hosted by the multi-talented Cady Huffman, takes place at Fire Island Pines on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16. The entrance to the Pines Harbor is directly due […]

City Island

City Island

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

City Island in the Bronx is a popular spot for boaters looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of other areas of New York City. Bordered by the Long Island Sound on the south, Eastchester Bay on the west, and City Island Harbor on the east, this boater’s haven is located diagonally opposite […]

Fishers Island

Fishers Island

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

. Though closer to Connecticut, Fishers Island is part of the Town of Southold in New York. The island is home to residents with long-term roots and those seeking a secluded retreat. Despite much of it being private, visiting boaters can enjoy a portion of the seven-mile-long, one-mile-wide island’s beauty and serenity. The trip requires […]

Shelter Island

Shelter Island

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

. Shelter Island’s five harbors beckon boaters. Tucked in between the forks of the east end of Long Island, about one-third of the island is a nature preserve. Coming from the north, opposite Greenport, lies Dering Harbor, home to a fleet of classic wooden sailboats. It is protected from all winds except those from the […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Things I Don’t Miss About Boating Season: Sunscreen streaks on all clothing not white. Endless repetition of It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. People who start every conversation with, Is it hot enough for you? Rain on weekends, sunshine on weekdays. Things I Do Miss About Boating Season: Everything else. I’m lucky enough to […]

Swan River

Swan River

January 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

    Swan River is easily accessible from the Great South Bay. Located between Patchogue River and Mud Creek, the 1½ mile long and 15-foot wide river is tidal. It’s home to several marinas, a water accessible restaurant, and waterfront homes. There’s another community as well — one made up of wildlife and fish. The […]

Oh, the Places We Went!

Oh, the Places We Went!

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

What a year it was for boating — Mother Nature was stingy with rain, though when she let loose in 2015, she sent a bucketful all bunched together. The result was numerous days during boating season with weather just right for exploring rivers, anchoring in coves, watching fireworks, attending festivals, rocking to the music, gazing […]

North Hempstead Beach Park

North Hempstead Beach Park

November 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Tucked in the south part of Hempstead Harbor at Bar Beach is North Hempstead Beach Park.  Bar Beach, in the south part of the harbor, is usually a calm place to drop anchor and enjoy a relaxing day. In addition to the beach, the park has a concession stand offering food and beverages; restrooms […]

Zachs Bay

Zachs Bay

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

            As a hot summer day begins, hundreds of boaters turn their thoughts — and then their boats — towards Zachs Bay. Just off the State Channel and just east of Wantagh Parkway (where Sloop Channel meets the State Channel), Zachs Bay is well protected and usually very calm. The […]

Fort Pond Bay

Fort Pond Bay

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Fort Pond Bay in Montauk has a lot to offer Long Island boaters — breathtaking views of the bluffs, deep water, and a place for divers to explore. It is easily reachable if you are boating from points east of Shelter Island as it is located just west of Lake Montauk and east of Hither Hills […]

Little Bay

Little Bay

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re a western north shore boater looking for a cove to duck into and drop anchor without heading into one of the many harbors off the Long Island Sound, Little Bay fits the bill. Located under the southern side of the Throgs Neck Bridge (just west of Willets Point), this cove is easily accessible […]

Sand City

Sand City

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

An alternative to Lloyd Harbor just south of Eaton’s Neck is a stretch of beach named West Beach. Called Sand City by the locals, this thin beach is just off Sand City Island and south of Hobart Beach and Price Bend at the northwest entrance to Northport Bay. This is a popular destination for boaters […]

Short Beach

Short Beach

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Almost equally distant from Oceanside and Amityville, Short Beach is one of the nicest, cleanest, sandy beaches on the south shore. This small basin, tucked into the northwestern side of Jones Beach State Park, is adjacent to the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station and located just between Jones Inlet and Bascule Bridge on Sloop Channel. […]

Montauk Fall Festival

Montauk Fall Festival

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It must truly be autumn if boaters are heading to the Montauk Fall Festival. This year’s event, hosted by the Montauk Chamber, will be held at the Village Green on Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. If there’s a chill in the air, it’s understandable that visitors to […]

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s something quite splendid about seeing Lady Liberty from your boat.  No matter your age, standing on the deck and looking up as the waves move gently beneath you is an awe-inspiring experience. When the weather’s balmy and the waters are placid, a reasonably-sized boat can make this sightseeing trip from most Long Island harbors […]

Paddle Battle LI

Paddle Battle LI

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

On Saturday, July 26 be on your mark, get set, and paddle, paddle, and paddle! You’ll be having fun at the Second Annual Paddle Battle LI while helping to raise money for The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation and the East End Tourism Alliance. There will be races for paddlers at every skill […]

Fire Island Dance Festival

Fire Island Dance Festival

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. The only way to make the Fire Island Dance Festival even more of a fun event is to arrive via your boat. The entrance to the Pines harbor is directly due south of Sayville on Fire Island; the harbor entrance actually starts east of the marina at marker “G1.”  Follow that marker to “G3” […]

Exploring Montauk

Exploring Montauk

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Nestled on the very tip of Long Island’s South Shore, in the Town of East Hampton, is a small hamlet named Montauk. It has a big history that includes many things, a few of which are the Montaukett Indians, Captain Kidd, Teddy Roosevelt, and as recently as last summer, the “Montauk Monster.”

Circling Long Island

Circling Long Island

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

An engaging and entertaining summer boat vacation is practically at your doorstep. A trip around Long Island is 250 nautical miles (which is not much more than visiting Block Island), and it can be completed in less than two weeks. While your pauses may vary, we’ve put together a fun itinerary of harbor-side stopovers. You can start this trip from any harbor and reverse our directions, depending on your starting point.

Great Gun Beach – Day Tripper

Great Gun Beach – Day Tripper

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Great Gun Beach – Day Tripper – Destination Review – Long Island.

Long Island’s Coves & Anchorages

Long Island’s Coves & Anchorages

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Click on each highlighted cove listing below to read our review. North Shore Coves & Anchorages (West to East) Little Bay Leeds Pond North Hempstead Town Beach West Harbor The Sand Hole Lloyd Harbor Sand City Nissequogue River Whitehall Beach Pirates Cove South Shore Coves & Anchorages (West to East) Plumb Beach Short Beach Zach’s […]

Sampling Greenport’s Newest Fare – Day Tripper

Sampling Greenport’s Newest Fare – Day Tripper

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sampling Greenport’s Newest Fare – Day Tripper

Orient Point – Day Tripper

Orient Point – Day Tripper

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Originally called Oysterponds, Orient was and still is abundant with shellfish. It is a historic, rural place, with many homes and structures dating back to the1700s. With not much more than a post office, general store, and gas station to its name, Orient Point offers boaters a place to kick back and enjoy crystal clear, calm waters and a hush that is unlike its South Fork counterpart, Montauk.

Row, Row, Row Your Boats – Day Tripper

Row, Row, Row Your Boats – Day Tripper

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Kayak Sites – Day Tripper

Short Beach

Short Beach

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Are you looking for a clean, sandy beach between Oceanside and Amityville? Short Beach is what you’re seeking!

Southold

Southold

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Located on Long Island’s north fork, Southold seems like a sleepy New England town, more scenic and less active than other seaside settings. However, this quaint town is a fun place to spend the day!

East End Locations Kids Love

East End Locations Kids Love

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

hile boating is a great family experience, there are some places that are just not tailored for kids. Over the years we have found a cache of kid-friendly haunts that we seem to revisit because they make both kids and adults happy. In no particular order, here are our family favorites:

Atlantis Marine World

Atlantis Marine World

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Boaters looking to take a memorable day trip with their families should plan to visit Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead.

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